Taken from IMDB: Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr Memory"'s show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is running away from secret agents. He accepts to hide her in his flat, but in the night she is murdered. Fearing he could be accused on the girl's murder, Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring. Update:The film has recently been replaced with a much higher quality MPEG4
October 5, 2009 Subject:
I rated this a 3 because of Hitchcock
But, this was fairly difficult to get through.
The best segment was when Donat was handcuffed to Carrol. Much of the storyline was preposterous.
If you are a Hitchcock fan, skip this one.
June 15, 2009 Subject:
The 39 Steps
I'd be surprised too if there'd never been a remake, but there've been at least two!
March 5, 2009 Subject:
One of Hitchcock's Best, Surprised There's Never Been a Remake
"The 39 Steps" is a great, suspenseful yarn, with dynamic, droll and engaging performances by Robert Donat as our bewildered but resourceful everyman hero, and Godfrey Tearle as the menacing, half-pinky'd villain. Lots of delightful, surprising moments in the film. Some favorites include the climactic scene in the music hall, with Robert Donat shouting desperately, "What are the 39 Steps??" as the police close in on him. Also the tender, poignant encounter with Margaret (Peggy Ashcroft), the lonely Scottish wife who braves her husband's wrath to protect our hero. And Madeleine Carroll trying to take her stockings off, while handcuffed to Donat, who only wants to eat his sandwich. Directors for decades to come would copy Hitchcock's clever visuals, but you saw it here first, folks. Did I mention the half-pinky'd villain?
October 26, 2008 Subject:
My Fave Hitch Flick!
Donat is so lovable in this film. When he gives the McCrocodile speech everyone is so moved by his spirit. Could watch this movie 39 times and still love it!
March 13, 2008 Subject: